09.20.12

Raise Your Credit Score (263/365)

As we reach the end of our discussion of insurance in this series, we come across a key personal finance tip that has not only

Reader Mailbag: Third Wheel

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down

09.19.12

Bypass Agents and Buy Directly from Companies (262/365)

In many ways, I feel the same way about insurance agents as I do about financial advisors. In both cases, most of the people in

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Parenting Is Hard Edition

It’s easy to have a child. It’s not nearly as easy to raise one well. The key thing to remember as a parent is that

09.18.12

Combine Health Insurance with Your Spouse (261/365)

When Sarah and I graduated from college, we were both lucky enough to find jobs almost immediately. Since we weren’t married yet, we signed up

Bottles and Cans

When I was in middle school, I spent a lot of my free time collecting aluminum cans. I would store them up and then eventually

09.17.12

Make Your Home More Disaster-Resistant (260/365)

When the insurance company offers you a quote for your homeowners insurance policy, they come up with that quote by figuring out how much of

Reader Mailbag: Fascination

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down

09.16.12

Know What Your Real Building Costs Are and Provide Proof (259/365)

Why do you have homeowners insurance? The reason is, of course, to protect you in the event of a major disaster. If your house burns

09.15.12

Drive Carefully (258/365)

When I was sixteen, I got into a car accident. I skidded on a bit of ice and rear-ended another car, one that happened to

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #91

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

09.14.12

Pay All of Your Bills on Time (257/365)

It seems like such common sense, doesn’t it? You get a bill in the mail. It has a due date on it. You make sure

09.13.12

Increase Your Deductible (256/365)

Let’s say, hypothetically, that you have comprehensive and collision coverage on your car. It has a blue book value of about $6,000. You have a

Reader Mailbag: Toothbrush Uses

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down

09.12.12

Try Bundling Your Policies for a Discount (255/365)

Most major insurance companies offer a wide range of insurance types, from life insurance and auto insurance to renters insurance and homeowners insurance. It’s good

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Insectary Edition

Lately, my children have been spending their evenings catching insects of various kinds. They run out into the field behind our house, try to catch

09.11.12

Know Your Discounts (254/365)

We’ve all seen the insurance advertisements where they laud all of the discounts you can get if you’re a safe driver over a certain period

More Money, More Problems

Jennifer writes in: I really appreciate the articles you write on frugality. My husband and I are very glad to have simple jobs that we

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